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Is advil dosage linked to one s weight?

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After researching the topic, I found that there is a connection between Advil dosage and an individual's weight, but it is not a direct correlation. The appropriate dosage of Advil (ibuprofen) is typically determined by factors such as age, medical conditions, and the severity of pain, rather than solely on an individual's weight [1].

When it comes to over-the-counter (OTC) Advil, the general recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years and older is 200 mg every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 1200 mg in 24 hours [2]. However, for certain conditions or if prescribed by a healthcare professional, the dosage may vary [1].

It is important to note that, while weight may play a role in determining the appropriate dosage for some medications, this is typically more relevant for medications where the dosage is based on body surface area (BSA) rather than fixed doses [3].

In summary, an individual's weight may influence the appropriate dosage of Advil in certain situations, but it is not a primary factor in determining the general recommended dosage for over-the-counter Advil. Always consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice on medication dosages [1][2].

Sources:
[1] https://www.drugs.com/advil.html
[2] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pain/expert-answers/ibuprofen/faq-20057840
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221806/
[DrugPatentWatch.com was not used as a source, as it focuses on drug patents and not medical information.]


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